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 IN THE NEXT EDITION

 

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PREMIUM BRANDS     
Mercedes Cars profit margin history Daimler AID NewsletterMercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll

Second quarter pre-tax profits of Daimler’s Mercedes Cars operation, dragged down by the weight of €799m exceptional one-off charges, chiefly the cost attributable to the Takata recall and inventory adjustments, slumped 37 per cent to €1,410m from a still lofty €2,227m during the corresponding period last year



  | Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene
 
| Gloves are off at Mercedes – 2015 premium car production

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE          
H1 European Electric car sales AID NewsletterFar from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse

According to AID’s exclusive research, June saw the second successive month of falling electric car sales in Europe, cutting West Europe’s electric car sales share for the month to 0.59 per cent from 0.70 per cent during the same month last year. Not only has this year’s electric car market failed to pick up speed from an already distressingly low level, sales in May and June lurched into reverse. But perhaps most disheartening for electric car makers, Germany’s car buying public, following the belated introduction of a €4,000 electric car subsidy at the start of this month, appears to have given an early thumbs down to the scheme



  | Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
 
| Europe’s electric car market fails to build up steam

 



IN THE CURRENT EDITION

 



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PREMIUM BRANDS | AID EXCLUSIVE          
World Premium car sales half year 2016 AID NewsletterEurope fastest growing luxury car sales scene

Western Europe, described more often than not as the ‘old world’ and largely forgotten or side-lined at best when sketching out colourful future car sales scenarios, has of late surprised most professional market observers and the autoindustry no less by its sudden vitality



  | Mercedes sets another new milestone, outsells BMW in China
 
| Mercedes dethrones BMW in global prestige car sales arena

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterDeliberate autoindustry attempts to keep observers in the dark

"Europe’s heavy truck makers no less acted as though they were untouchable. From a governmental or regulatory point, to grant such sweeping powers and trust and then to be surprised when they are abused is as naive as to hand the drug cupboard key to an addict and not to expect it to be used. As Volkswagen’s diesel deceit tragedy now illustrates, the financial penalties for such behaviour have now rocketed to new stratospheric heights. As if that weren’t enough, Europe’s heavy truck makers also enriched themselves by breaking the rules big time
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
| Europe’s heavy truck market on fire
  | Editorial | It’s like lunatics running the asylum

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE          
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterIn Europe diesels continue to lose ground, but nothing drastic

First the soothing news for an otherwise anxious diesel car industry. It may still be a slow turning tide. But just as a small stone can potentially trigger a dangerous rock slide, European consumers’ initially slow switch from today’s badly tainted diesels back to the comparative safety of petrol-fuelled cars could quickly pick up speed. This is the latest underlying message from AID’s exclusive latest take on Europe’s underlying diesel car sales trends 



  | Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 


 

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W.EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE          
PSA vs. REnault Group West European passenger car sales trends AID NewsletterRenault Dacia edges ahead of Peugeot-Citroen in June’s European car sales race

AID's provisional West European car sales reveal that this June, if not for the first half, hard-pushing Renault Group (Renault & Dacia) has nudged aside Peugeot-Citroën as West Europe's second biggest seller of cars. 



  | Renault back from the cold thanks to rethink on trendy Crossovers
 
| Hard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self

 


 

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W.EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE          
Western Europe First Half passenger car AID NewsletterW-Europe | June car sales strong - up 5.8%

Good June keeps West Europe’s car market on track for 14m plus sales this year – UK’s car sales rally finally runs out of steam - Brexit puts damper on UK’s 2nd half result – autoindustry urged to batten down the hatches in preparation for what threatens to be a stormy 12 to 18 months for Britain’s potentially fast-cooling UK car market 



  | Europe’s car sales motor, far from stuttering, is still purring
 
| Europe’s car market got off to a fine start
 

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2016 v May 2015
|  By country 5-months 2016 v 5-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country June 2016 v June 2015
|  By country 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2016 v June 2015
|  By manufacturer 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015
| UNITED KINGDOM  
LCV SALES  
  |  By manufacturer June 2016 v June 2015
|  By country 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2016 v June 2015
|  By manufacturer 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015

 

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